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Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.

Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

  The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

  Many games have a "boot-up" sequence when first turned on, where the systems run through a check and analysis, making sure all systems are go. In some cases, odd controllers make proper playing of the systems on a keyboard or joypad a pale imitation of the original experience. Please report any issues to the Internet Arcade Operator, Jason Scott.

If you are encountering issues with control, sound, or other technical problems, read this entry of some common solutions.

Also, Armchair Arcade (a video game review site) has written an excellent guide to playing on the Internet Arcade as well.


Below are a suggested collection of games that run at proper speed in a powerful browser. (Firefox is currently the fastest environment, although other browsers should work as well.)

 

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Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom is a 1985 action arcade game developed and published by Atari Games, based on the 1984 film of the same name, the second film in the Indiana Jones franchise. It is also the first Atari System 1 arcade game to include digitized speech, including voice clips of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and Amrish Puri as Mola Ram, as well as John Williams' music from the film. Gameplay The player assumes the role of Indiana Jones as he infiltrates the lair of the evil...
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Paperboy is a 1984 arcade game by Atari Games. The players take the role of a paperboy who delivers newspapers along a suburban street on his bicycle. Paperboy was innovative for its theme and novel controls. The player controls a paperboy on a bicycle delivering newspapers along a suburban street which is displayed in a cabinet perspective (or oblique projection) view. The player attempts to deliver a week of daily newspapers to subscribing customers, attempts to vandalize non-subscribers'...
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Marble Madness is an arcade video game designed by Mark Cerny, and published by Atari Games in 1984. It is a platform game in which the player must guide an onscreen marble through six courses, populated with obstacles and enemies, within a time limit. The player controls the marble by using a trackball. Marble Madness is known for using innovative game technologies. It was Atari's first to use the Atari System 1 hardware and to be programmed in the C programming language. The game was also one...
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Road Runner is a variant of the platformer genre, based on the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts. It was developed and released by Atari Games in 1985. Gameplay The player controls Road Runner, who is chased by Wile E. Coyote. In order to escape, Road Runner runs endlessly to the left. While avoiding the coyote, the player must pick up bird seeds on the street, avoid obstacles like cars, and get through mazes. Sometimes Wile E. Coyote will just run after the Road Runner, but he occasionally...
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Toobin' is an Atari Games video game originally released as an arcade game in 1988 and is based on the recreational sport tubing. In the game, you play as the main characters Bif or Jet, guiding them through many winding rivers on an innertube. Gameplay The player competes in a river race against the computer or another player. The player's score increases by swishing the gates, hitting other characters with cans, collecting hidden letters to spell Toobin', and collecting treasures. Players try...
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Gauntlet is a fantasy-themed hack and slash 1985 arcade game by Atari Games. Released in October 1985, Atari ultimately sold a total of 7,848 Gauntlet video game arcade cabinets. It is noted as being one of the first multi-player dungeon crawl arcade games. Originally called Dungeons, the game was conceived by Atari game designer Ed Logg, who claimed inspiration from his son's interest in the paper-based game Dungeons & Dragons and from his own interest in 1983's Atari 800 home computer...
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Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released Mar, 1985 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Misc Licensed Perspective 1st-person Genre Action Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Arcade, Rail Shooter, Shooter Description The arcade game from Atari Games based on the second Star Wars movie features four action sequences inspired by the film. The graphical style is similar to the first Star Wars game , using vector...
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Blasteroids is one of the sequels to the original 1979 shoot 'em up video game Asteroids. It was developed by Atari Games (which later became Midway Games West) and released as a coin-operated game in 1987, and in 1989 by Image Works for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64/128, MSX, MS-DOS PC, and ZX Spectrum. The gameplay for the game is basically the same as for the original; the player (or players in case of a 2-player game) controls a spaceship viewed from "above" in a 2D...
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Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1986 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy, NES, PlayStation 3, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Perspective Top-down Setting Fantasy Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, RPG elements Visual 2D scrolling Description Gauntlet II is very similar to its predecessor . Up to four players (a wizard, a warrior, an elf, and a valkyrie) make their way through various mazes, collect treasures and magic potions, and fend...
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RoadBlasters is an arcade game released by Atari Games in 1987. In RoadBlasters, the player must navigate a sports car through 50 different rally races, getting to the finish line before running out of fuel. The object of the game is to complete all 50 rallies without running out of fuel. There is no limit to how many vehicles a player can receive to complete a rally, as long as they have fuel. However, the destruction of the vehicle will subtract a small amount from the player's fuel tank. In...
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Walk into any arcade in the late 70s and early 80s, and you were sure to find one of the Sprint racing games. Even though the graphics were simple, the action was intense and drifting around the tracks alone or with a friend was always a blast. When Super Sprint appeared in 1986, players were blown away by the gorgeous color graphics and deeper gameplay, with eight different track designs, upgradeable cars and even a rescue helicopter! As you race around each track, you need to dodge the oil...
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720 Degrees, or 720°, is a 1986 arcade game by Atari Games. 720°, a skateboarding game, is notable in that along with BMX Simulator, it is one of the first extreme sports video games, and has a unique timed structure that requires the player score points in order to keep the game going. The game's name comes from the "ultimate" trick, turning a full 720° (two complete circles) in the air after jumping off a ramp. 720° has the player controlling a skateboarder ripping around a...
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Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1986 Also For Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PlayStation 3, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Perspective Top-down Vehicular Automobile, Track Racing Genre Racing / Driving Gameplay Arcade Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description This is the sequel to the coin-op hit Super Sprint . One or two players race the 8 new tracks which once again are shown from an overhead view of the racetrack. There are some obstacles, like the whirlwind or...
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Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1987 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Lynx, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Setting Contemporary, North America Genre Action, Racing / Driving Gameplay Arcade Vehicular Automobile Perspective Top-down Visual 2D scrolling Narrative Comedy, Crime Description You are police officer Bob, whose aim is to apprehend a certain quota of criminals (litterbugs, speeders and the like) each day. This is done by chasing...
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Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1987 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Lynx, MSX, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Perspective Behind view, Top-down Genre Action Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Description Xybots is a sci-fi shooter with pseudo-3D environments explored from a third-person perspective. The game can be played by one or two players; the two-player mode takes place on a split screen. The hero(es) must move...
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The game begins by asking the player(s) to choose a difficulty level, not only making the enemies more difficult and the players weaker, but higher difficulties start the players in a later set of levels (called "galaxies") and with some powerups. The easiest difficulty level starts the player(s) in the first level with no bonuses. The player controls a tank with constantly draining fuel, and must navigate through multiple levels (14 stations in the arcade version) from bottom to top,...
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Hard Drivin' (cockpit rev 7) by Atari Games (1988) Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1989 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, Lynx, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Perspective 1st-person Vehicular Automobile, Track Racing Genre Racing / Driving Gameplay Arcade, Tricks / Stunts, Vehicle Simulator Description Hard Drivin' is a 3D arcade hit from Atari Games. You are in control of a high-performance sports car. Your objective is to race...
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Arcade Classics (prototype) by Atari Games (1992)
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Pit Fighter (rev 9) by Atari Games (1990) Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1990 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy, Genesis, Lynx, SEGA Master System, SNES, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Fighting Description Pit-Fighter is a 3rd-person fight game that features digitized graphics of real fighters and zooming effects. Players select one of three fighters (Buzz, Ty or Kato) to take...
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by Atari Games
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S.T.U.N. Runner (rev 6) by Atari Games (1989) Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1989 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Lynx, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Perspective Behind view Genre Racing / Driving Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Arcade Description It's 2492 and you must pilot your Sub-Terranean Underground Network (S.T.U.N.) craft at speeds over 900 miles per hour through a series of courses to retain your title as S.T.U.N....
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by Atari Games
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Guts n' Glory (prototype) by Atari Games (1989)
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Rampart (Trackball) by Atari Games (1990) Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1990 Also For Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Genesis, Lynx, NES, SEGA Master System, SNES Published by Atari Games Corporation Perspective Bird's-eye view Pacing Real-Time Genre Action, Strategy/Tactics Misc Licensed Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Description Tetris meets shoot-'em-up, Rampart is a game combining strategy and artillery action. Build your castle from Tetris-style...
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by Atari Games
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Guardians of the 'Hood by Atari Games (1992) Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1992 Platform Arcade Published by Atari Games Corporation Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Beat 'em up / Brawler, Martial Arts Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description When three street Gangs (The Dreads, The Shavers and The Dragons) terrorize a neighborhood, four members of a local Gym (Conner, Chief, Javier and Tina) join forces to help stop the baddies. Together, they use their unique...
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Klax (set 1) by Atari Games (1989)
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Cyberball (rev 4) by Atari Games (1988) Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released Sep, 1988 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, Lynx, NES, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Sport Football (American) Genre Sports, Strategy/Tactics Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Description After American Football players started cheating by using bionic parts, the game was forced to change its rules. By 2022, the game was played not by humans, but two teams of seven...
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by Atari Games
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Relief Pitcher (set 1 07 Jun 1992 - 28 May 1992) by Atari Games (1992) Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1992 Also For SNES Published by Atari Games Corporation Perspective 3rd-person (Other) Sport Baseball Genre Sports Gameplay Arcade Description This baseball game has the following game modes: Starting Pitcher - 9 Inning game for either one or two players, Relief Pitcher - 12 game season for one player, and Relief Pitcher - Best of 7 series for two players. The Starting Pitcher...
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Peter Pack Rat by Atari Games (1984) Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1985 Also For Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Gameplay Arcade, Platform Genre Action Description Peter Pack Rat loves to collect things by his home in the local junkyard. Peter must collect a certain amount of objects scattered around the yard and take them back to his home to complete a level. Peter Pack Rat is a platform game viewed from the side. You take control of...
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Cyberstorm (prototype) by Atari Games (1993)
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Space Lords (rev C) by Atari Games (1992)
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Hydra by Atari Games (1990) Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1990 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Lynx, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Perspective Behind view Sport Sailing / Boating Genre Action, Racing / Driving Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Description If being the best speedboat racer in the world were all there was to life, you'd live on easy street. But when the government of Hydra has asked for your help in defeating Hydra's enemies by...
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ThunderJaws (rev 3) by Atari Games (1990) Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1990 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Perspective Side view Genre Action Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Arcade, Platform, Shooter Description ThunderJaws is an action, side-scrolling platformer. In a secret underwater base, the evil Madame Q is determined to control the world. To that end she has kidnapped thousands of beautiful girls...
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Moto Frenzy by Atari Games (1992)
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BeatHead (prototype) by Atari Games (1993)
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Steel Talons (rev 2) by Atari Games (1991) Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1991 Also For Atari ST, Genesis, Lynx, SNES Published by Atari Games Corporation Perspective Behind view Vehicular Helicopter Genre Action, Simulation Gameplay Arcade, Vehicle Simulator Description Steel Talons brought realism-oriented helicopter combat to the arcades, and later to home systems. The action is viewed from behind your helicopter, with the 3D polygon world rotating around you, taking in...
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by Atari Games
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Off the Wall (2-3-player upright) by Atari Games (1991)
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Vindicators Part II (rev 3) by Atari Games (1988)
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Shuuz (version 8.0) by Atari Games (1990)
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Sparkz (prototype) by Atari Games (1992)